401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606
2016 University of South Florida, Ph.D.
2011 University of Arkansas, M.A.
2008 University of Arkansas, B.A.
Introduction to Sociology
Social Psychology: A Sociological Approach
Assistant Professor Maggie Cobb's areas of expertise include the sociology of culture, specifically music and narrative, social psychology, particularly emotions and identity, and qualitative methods.
Professional and Community Activities:
Cobb's published works are consistent with her past and ongoing research interests in culture and social psychology, particularly as they relate to emotion and identity within specific subcultural contexts and, most recently, as they relate to inequalities. Her publications include examinations of musically infused narratives of nostalgia and collective identity, heightened emotional experience generated through musical ritual and “place-making,” the cultural “work” of narratives in and around the creative songwriting process, the material consequences of melodramatic narratives rooted in military masculinity, and the perpetuation of inequality through the ongoing conflation of “scientific” definitions of “emotion” with “the feminine.” Such work has been featured in Symbolic Interaction, the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Studies in Symbolic Interaction, Critical Military Studies, and Sociology Compass.
Honors and Awards: 2016 Dissertation Completion Fellowship, University of South Florida
2016 Distinguished Teaching Award, Department of Sociology, University of South Florida
2015 Distinguished Teaching Award, Department of Sociology, University of South Florida
2014 Distinguished Teaching Award, Department of Sociology, University of South Florida
2014 Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award
2014 Ph.D. Student Research Grant, University of South Florida